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    Darvant
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    Ambre Précieux by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier

    One of the best ambers outside for sure because of its capacity to be luxurious and warm without to be too sweet, aggressive or syrupy. Exotic, evocative and slightly vintage this amber fragrance as many underlined is based on a severe balance among the elements in order to create a dreamy, indolent and royal kind of amber barely green and spicy in a composition where an high quality of  amber is starring and almost integral in its facets and features. This amber is regal and serene, it's neither naughty or dark as Scent Intense nor spicy, intense and finally mellifluous as Ambre Sultan. The note of amber is central and all around whirl some modulating elements with the task to enrich and flavour the main element while preserving its integrity, i'm talking about a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg, a well calibrated vanilla, an hint of smoke, some mild woods and moss. A wonderful dosage of lavender is able to tone down the otherwhise to mellow usage of balsams (tolu, opoponax etc), manteining the juice subtle, averagely boise' and balanced.  The spices are not stormy but tamed and mild while the sweetness is not synthetically syrupy of caramellous but gentle, natural and slightly animal. That's the secret of the sexiness of Ambre Precieux, simply the ability of the creator Laporte to preserve the natural sensuality of a sensual element di per se', the amber. The general balance of the elements, the gentle temperament and subtleness of the final development reminds me a bit Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea, a scent that i love. Cloudy, refined and a bit Victorian.

    20th October, 2011 (Last Edited: 07 January, 2012)